Critically-acclaimed author of The Lifeguard, Mary Morris has created this novel with the same sensitivity and literary craftsmanship that won her the Rome Prize for Literature. Like her short stories, this novel explores the boundaries of friendship and love, and of freedom and confinement. Travel writer Maggie Conover is under house arrest at her hotel on la isla in the Caribbean. Because of her friendship with the revolutionary leader's missing daughter, Maggie is suspected of knowing where she is. Bullied and interrogated by the authorities, she fears for her life and longs for home. But as memories of her troubled past blend with her present predicament, she arrives at a welcome epiphany. An insightful, intelligent book, House Arrest comes alive under the spell of Alyssa Bresnahan's narrative magic. Her gentle, elegant voice puts listeners inside Maggie's mind to make this work even more haunting.